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Sterling Silver Inlay
Vintage Indian Chief Bolo
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Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Size
2 1/2" x 1 5/8" slide;
33" long cord including tips;
2 3/4" long tips
Weight
97 grams
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver;
Turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, gold-lipped mussel shell, Acoma jet,
Read about stones
Bennett-style clasp
Hallmarks
STERLING
R OR AR
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned,; stones intact and tight with no chips, cracks or missing pieces

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

2 3/4 inch long tips with Indian face dangles.

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

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Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawn

Sterling Silver Inlay
Vintage Indian Chief Bolo

#BOL53 - $425 SOLD

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Paula says - "All sterling silver with beautiful inlay work. Cast sterling silver base, feathers and Indian face dangles. A real treasure!

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Bennett-style clasp.

Authentic Vintage Native American Turquoise Indian Chief bolo tie by Navajo

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Horsekeeping LLC Native American PawnThe Ocean Collection

An avid Native American jewelry and artifact collector lived by the ocean in southern California. When he passed away, he left the fruits of his passion to his son. After a few years, his son lovingly chose a few sentimental pieces to remind him of his dad and sent the rest to us to find new homes for his dad's treasures. You will find some of his items in the Vintage Shop and some that we couldn't verify are Native American made, in the Bargain Barn. Unique pieces wherever they landed.

What is a Bolo Tie?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA bolo tie, also called a “shoestring necklace” or simply a bola, can be thought of as a Western necktie. A bolo tie can range from an inexpensive “string tie” to an elaborate sterling silver and leather affair. Maybe your younger brother had one of those string ties that he wore with his cowboy hat and cap guns ??!!

A bolo has three parts:

  • The cord that goes around the neck is called the lariat. It is traditionally braided from leather, and most commonly black leather. The lariat can also be made from woven cord, thus the term “string tie”.

  • The ends of the lariat are finished off with tips. The tips can be made of sterling silver, copper or other metals. They can be machine made tips or hand made tips.

  • And finally we get to the Pièce de résistance which means the focal point, the best part or feature, the artistic creation for which the other portions exist ! The slide. The slide is a decorative feature that, as its name indicates, slides up and down on the lariat. The slide can be worn up at the neck in the same position as a necktie knot (formal) or down lower for a more casual effect. Slides can vary as widely as the artist’s imagination and can utilize many materials.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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